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Help To Grow Digital Scheme

help to grow digitalOn Wednesday, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer had some good news for the SME business community when he announced over £520 million in funding for the Help To Grow Scheme.

In his statement to the House, he said:

“To tackle the digital skills gap among SMEs, the Help To Grow Scheme will be launched in autumn 2021 to support 100,000 SMEs become more productive and profitable by adopting productivity enhancing software that improves the way they operate. In addition, the initiative foresees a 50% discount in the cost of such tools, worth up to £5000.”

The Help To Grow Scheme has 2 threads. The provision of Management Training called ‘Help To Grow Management’ and a second programme called ‘Help To Grow Digital’

Right now there is no further information available, but you can pre-register interest in the two schemes via the Government website here:


Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an obvious candidate for inclusion into the Help To Grow Digital scheme and we look forward to sharing more news on how you can get involved over the coming months.

If you would like to register for more information, please use the contact form below and we will keep you updated with all the latest developments.

In the meantime, we have added a few of the questions that we get asked regularly about Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM which is a great starting point for any business looking to improve their sales and marketing productivity.

How much does Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM cost? 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a SaaS product which means the cost is more flexible than an on-premise system. You only have to pay a license for the apps you need and the users that need them. In contrast to package systems, you don’t pay extra for hundreds of features you’ll never use.

And you save money down the line too. Updates are easier, cheaper and included in your initial subscription. Microsoft are fully transparent about their costs which you can find easily on their site.

Which is the Dynamics 365 CRM customer portal? 

Customer portals are here to help you connect your CRM with your customers. It acts as an additional point of contact as your website for your customers online. With different portals for different customers, they can communicate with your company in a more efficient way.

Much like other Microsoft apps, this portal framework can be customised to your needs. If you need to manage a specific area of your client base – create a portal. This way you can collaborate with your customers, not just sell to them.

Which is better, Microsoft 365 CRM or Salesforce?  

Of course, we believe in Microsoft products – that’s why we’re a Gold Microsoft Partner. But we won’t tell you that Salesforce is the enemy either. Both systems are leading CRM providers for a reason.

What we will tell you is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the flexible solution. The modular CRM apps means every user can create the system that works for them. So from start-ups to SMBs to large enterprises, Microsoft can support your client relationships.

And if you’re using Office 365, Excel, Word, or any other standard Microsoft product, then 365 is the best fit. Its integrative nature means deployment is simplified and interdepartmental adoption is seamless.

What is the future of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM? 

As we’ve said, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM is now a collection of apps rather than a single platform. They’ve been broken down to accommodate the changing way businesses work. When you can be flexible with your software, you can be agile with your business strategies.

Business Central has been created to replace the comprehensive-style solution. It’s a more efficient and integrative version of CRM – plus it brings ERP capabilities to the forefront of your customer activity.

Microsoft is consistently tending to its apps and platforms. Business Central and the surrounding client-related apps just received a major boost in the 2020 release wave. This ensures that your CRM – and your business – is always top of the pack and future-proofed.

Looking for a new CRM? Fill out the form below or get in touch with one of City Dynamics’s experienced advisors to find out how Microsoft Dynamics 365 could solve all your customer management problems. 

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